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FCC Hands Down Historic Ruling for 'Net Neutrality'02/27/15
A ruling yesterday by the FCC means that cable companies and telecoms cannot discriminate between content providers?delivering some at faster speeds -- and higher prices -- than others. We hear about winners, losers?and more battles to come over "net...
Will Hillary Clinton's Money Complicate Her Presidential Ambitions?
Hillary Clinton hasn't declared her candidacy for President, but the campaign against her is already taking shape. Is she the right person to raise issues of economic inequality and gender discrimination? What about conflicts of interest between the...
Playing Politics with Homeland Security
It's already down to the wire for the Department of Homeland Security. Republicans are divided over a partial shutdown, and Democrats are refusing to allow a challenge to the President's actions on immigration.
America's Diet?and the Environment?
A federal committee on dietary guidelines reports that 65% of American women are overweight or obese along with 70% of men. Its findings on how we got that way ? and what should be done ? have surprised most nutritional experts and outraged parts of...
Corporations Make a Move on Minimum Wage
Walmart is increasing wages for its lowest paid workers, But $10 an hour is hardly enough to support a family. We hear about pressure for raises at other big companies as some cities and states increase their minimum wages.
Is ISIS Religious? Does It Matter?
President Obama has refused to grant the so-called "Islamic State" its claim to be based on the Muslim religion. That has set off a semantic debate with potential consequences for the war on terror.
Libya's Power Vacuum Draws ISIS Closer to Europe
Since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya has descended into chaos?with two rival governments vying for control. Now a faction of the Islamic State has moved into the vacuum of power. Would another international intervention make things better or worse?
Shuttle Diplomacy and "Merkel Mania"
Even political enemies are giving German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shuttle diplomacy rave reviews. Will her visits to seven capital cities on two continents in eight days help keep Greece in the Eurozone or lead to peace in Ukraine?
Mistrust Between the US and Israel
By agreeing to address Congress without telling the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is accused of thumbing his nose at President Obama. Now the Administration says Netanyahu may have leaked "misleading" details of nuclear talks with Iran.
How Many Innocent Americans Are Sitting in Jail?
A record 125 prisoners were released last year in Texas, New York and other states after serving long terms for crimes they did not commit. The public-radio podcast Serial focused attention on cases being re-investigated because of possible wrongful...
Rants, Punchlines and Trust in the Media
The satire of Comedy Central?s Jon Stewart has influenced political news and commentary since before the days of Bush versus Gore, but he won?t be around for next year?s target-rich presidential campaign. He announced this week that he?s leaving after...
Granting Permission to Go to War
The President has asked Congress to authorize military action against the so-called "Islamic State." Republicans say he's imposing too many limits. Democrats say there aren't enough.
Oil, Gas and Wind on America's Atlantic Coastline
The Obama Administration is granting leases for offshore oil drilling in the Atlantic ? while making other parts of the ocean available for developing wind farms. The President's calling for "all of the above," but advocates insist on important...
Healthcare: An Easy Target in Cyber Warfare
More and more doctors and hospitals are digitizing medical records ? making massive amounts of personal data more vulnerable to hackers. The latest target: Anthem insurance, with 80 million customer records. Are companies getting the protection they...
Obamacare's Shaky Future
Last week, for the 56th time, House Republicans voted to repeal Obamacare ? knowing it would be likely to fail in the Senate. But the US Supreme Court is about to take up a case that could do part of it for them, depriving millions of newly subsidized...
The Comeback of Psychedelics in Psychiatry
Psychedelic drugs declared illegal at the end of the 1960's are now turning out to have medical benefits after all. We hear about the results of recent studies and the controversy over continued research with LSD, Ecstasy and magic mushrooms.
The FCC Proposes New Rules for the Internet
As the Internet becomes more and more vital to modern life, the battle over so-called "net neutrality" is heating up more than ever in Washington. Will new regulations guarantee "fast, fair and open" access, or get in the way of investment in new...
Is There a Proxy War in Ukraine?
With civilian casualties mounting from indiscriminant shelling, UN officials today condemned both the Ukrainian army and separatists backed by Russia. High-level former officials want the Obama Administration to change course and equip Ukraine with...
Are States Losing Common Ground on Common Core?
Common Core was invented by 45 state governors to raise educational standards for math and reading while maintaining local control. But, when Washington stepped in with monetary incentives, red-state conservatives saw federal control and denounced...
Can Intervention Prevent Homegrown Terror?
A federal judge is taking a big chance with an 18-year old Somali American, accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria. Instead of waiting in jail for trial as a terrorist conspirator, he may be sent to a halfway house to be counseled about re-connecting...
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